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Is there any difference in “Between” and “Among”?

A1 : People are taught to use ‘between’ for two objects and ‘among’ for three or more objects. This isn’t entirely correct. This is probably because they were taught to use ‘between’ when there are two things and ‘among’ when there are more than two things. ‘Among’ (and its variation, ‘amongst’) is used to give [...]

Meaning of Slang “hella”,”thick” and “beets”

Some of my American friends also say some words like below: “hella” “thick” also use “beets”…..  I don’t know how exactly they mean? ————– A1: Ah, “hella” is California slang! It means “a lot” or “very”. Ex. “That ride was hella scary.” means “That ride was very scary.” “Thick” in a slang form is “dumb”, not [...]

How to understand “Be to do sth”?

What grammar rule is “are to find”. Men need to work far away from home if they are to find employment. What I understand in the following sentence is “want to find”. If they want to find employment, the men need to work far away from home. Thank you very much for your help. ———— [...]

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